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Dashan ~ the official site 中文

Yes, I'm still around, but after 30 years of this gig I'm taking a break and doing things a bit differently now. Let me share some of that with you.

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Who is Dashan?

If you're not sure, maybe start here

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Dashan Live

My one man theatre show

Portfolio

The other stuff I do

Social Media

Where else you can find me

Things I'm working on now

I'm taking a break from active performing to focus more on writing and creative work in 2019. Working from show-to-show has meant that these personal interest projects have sat on the back-burner for far too long. I'll still be doing guest appearances here and there, but these projects will be taking priority for the next while:

Chinese & Western Comedy
Xiangsheng vs Stand-up

Comedy is a great window on culture and society, not only to highlight differences but also, when we can share a laugh together, show us what we have in common. Most studies of xiangsheng (traditional Chinese comedy) focus on what makes it distinctly Chinese. I like to go a bit deeper to explore the commonality between Chinese xiangsheng and Western stand-up, because only then can we truly start find where the differences are.

St. Paul's Kweiteh
Gilbert Memoirs

A first-hand account of a Canadian-led refugee camp in Henan during the Japanese invasion of 1938. These memoirs, never before published, share a personal connection with my own grandparents' work in China in the 1920s.

Uncle Dashan
Uncle Dashan Revised

In 2004 I published a series of children's stories with FLTRP in Beijing. "Uncle Dashan" is now back in studio working on an updated and expanded series.

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My Story

I've always resisted writing a celebrity memoir because I felt it was too early and I was busy living out the story. Now I've waited long enough that nobody cares anymore, so maybe this is a good time to start writing that magnum opus. (Dashan Live is largely autobiographical as well.)

Portfolio

For more information on my work and what I've done in general, check out this section.